SPECIAL REPORTS: Wellbeing Checklists for Children & Adolescents
Whilst most children are resilient and seem to be demonstrating a remarkable capacity to manage during this challenging time, others are not faring as well. Adolescents may be forced to miss out on many rites of passage. Some are experiencing a variety of emotions ranging from fear to anxiety and even depression, all of which are considered normal or natural responses to this current situation.
Despite this, it is still important for adult carers to remain vigilant for any signs of unusual distress or behaviour, even though your child may not have any prior history of a mental health disorder.
In the current climate, one useful thing you can do is help your child focus on the things that they can control –– such as their learning, diet, exercise and sleep.
In these Special Reports, parents and adult carers will be provided with a checklist that can be used as a guide in determining if there is any cause for concern.
If you do have any concerns about the wellbeing of your child, please contact the College for Wellbeing or Counselling support or seek medical or professional help.